Found April 04, 2012 on The Victory Formation:
TEAMS: Miami Marlins

In an very bad idea from the mind of Marlins’ owner Jeff Loria, 70-year old Muhammad Ali delivered the opening pitch to the Miami Marlins players in a stretched golf cart (with Loria seated next to the Champ). Ali looks, well, in rough shape. Really rough shape. This honor is something that Ali, and more importantly Ali’s camp & people, should have turned down. No one wanted to see the great Muhammad Ali like this.

ht to @jose3030 for the picture


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